Office Developer: Request from Office for Apps going to ajax.aspnetcdn.com getting a 502 error?

In recent times, i was working with this customer where they created an Outlook add-in (Office for Apps/Office.js). They noticed that a request from Office for Apps going to ajax.aspnetcdn.com getting HTTP 502 error. During debugging (network sniffs) we noticed that issue happens that the URLs were blocked by their AV, Proxy Server settings. On…


OffCAT error - The Installed has insufficient privileges to access this directory

Also I remember a related error message that you may get specific to OffCAT installation. "The Installed has insufficient privileges to access this directory "C:\program files\Microsoft\OffCAT". The installation cannot continue. Log on as administrator or contact your system administrator".  If you attempt to install OffCAT as a non-administrative user, you will receive the following error…


Install error: OffCAT doesn’t install on Windows Server 2012 R2…. really?

Earlier I talked about OffCAT in-detail which helps to find out any known issues with Microsoft Office suite/apps. Based on this one of my customer tried and reported when they tried downloading from Microsoft downloads, running OFFCAT utility’s setup/.msi on their Windows Server 2012 R2; it doesn’t let them to install it. During the debugging…


IT Pros: Can I use Office 2013 side by side with Office 2016?

This is the famous question asked while interacting with IT pros – “Can I use Office 2013 side by side with Office 2016?” and they notice the following error message when they try to install: Let me take a bit and explain in-detail. – Click-to-Run is the technology used to install Office 365 subscription and…

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MAPI Developer: How to get file properties for .MSG file using MrMAPI tool?

Based on my earlier article, recently I got the below request from MAPIDevil (MAPI developer). Adding the detailed request:  In general, you can do this same stuff with either MFCMAPI utility or ended up by creating customer MAPI application. For this specific scenario again I tried my hands with MrMAPI command-line utility – it’s very…


Analyze Microsoft Office programs problems, issues using OffCAT 2.0

The Microsoft Office Configuration Analyzer Tool (OffCAT) 2.0 provides a quick and easy way to analyze Microsoft Office programs for known configurations that cause problems.  Now with latest OffCAT 2.0, it provides a detailed report of your installed Office programs. This report includes many parameters about your Office program configuration and highlights known problems found…

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Downloads: Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 Service Pack 1 & Microsoft Office 2013 Service Pack1

Click here to download Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 Service Pack 1 (SP1). It’s version would be “15.00.0847.032”. It resolves issues that were found in previous versions of Exchange Server 2013. This update rollup is highly recommended for all Exchange Server 2013 customers. This service pack resolves the issues that are described in the support KB…


Workaround: Command (send to > Mail recipient or File > Send as attachment) might not work when Outlook 2007 / 2010 is running and installed side-by-side with Outlook 2013

When Outlook 2007 or Outlook 2010 is running and installed side-by-side with Outlook 2013, Outlook shows the following message when you click Send To > Mail Recipient in Windows Explorer or click File > Send As Attachment in another program: This action is not supported while an older version of Outlook is running In order…


MAPI Developer: API elements deprecated in Outlook 2013

Are you an MAPI developer? Then, this article is targetted for you. The API elements (like, IXPLogon::RegisterOptions, OPTIONDATA, OPTIONCALLBACK, IMAPISession::MessageOptions, IMAPISession::QueryDefaultMessageOpt, IAddrBook::RecipOptions, IAddrBook::QueryDefaultRecipOpt)  are deprecated in Microsoft Outlook 2013. They are no longer supported and you should not use them in new projects. These API elements are deprecated in this release because of obsolete message…